UP Open University

Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management

The Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management (MENRM) program is designed to give students a multi-disciplinary perspective and a solid foundation in the art and science of environment and natural resources management.

 

Students will have the option to earn the Diploma in Environment and Natural Resources Management if they exit the Master’s program after completing 24 units of specified courses. The Master’s degree, on the other hand, will be awarded to a student who completes 36 units of specified courses with a general weighted average of 2.0 or better.

 

All students will select from two program tracks-either the Upland or the Coastal Resources Management Tracks-upon completion of the two core courses.

 

Objectives

The degree program aims to:

  • equip students with a multidisciplinary perspective in dealing with environmental issues by providing solid grounding in both natural sciences and social sciences as these apply to environmental management; and
  • enable students to become highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioners in either upland or coastal resources management.

In addition, MENRM program also intends to:

  • equip students with research skills that will allow them to contribute to the advancement of either upland or coastal resources management.
  • Admission Requirements
  • Applicants to the Master’s program must have a baccalaureate degree in any field.

Curriculum                

Students must complete 36 units of course work, divided into 6 units of core courses, 12 units of major courses, 9 units of electives, 6 units of research courses and 3 units of Special Problem course. The student may choose to major in either upland resources management or coastal resources management.

Core Courses  (6 units)

 

ENRM 221

Socio-Cultural Perspectives on the Environment

(3 units)             

 

 

Theoretical frameworks on understanding human-environment interactions

ENRM 223

Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics

(3 units)

 

Ecosystem structure, function, energetics, nutrient cycles, population dynamics, ecosystem models

MAJOR COURSES  (12 units)

 

Upland Resources Management Track

Biophysical/Ecological perspective:

ENRM 230

Principles and Applications of Landscape Ecology   

(3 units)


Principles, theories, research methods and application of landscape ecology in environment and natural resource management

 

Economic perspective:

ENRM 231

Economics of Upland Resources

(3 units)

 

Economic principles in the management and use of upland resources

Social and cultural Perspectives:

SF 263

Cultures and Societies in Tropical Ecosystems

(3 units)


An overview of community and forest interactions in the upland tropics, with special reference to Southeast Asia

Legal and institutional perspectives:

ENRM 236    

Governance of the Upland Environment

(3 units)


Survey and analysis of policies, legislation, institutions and processes relating to the use of upland resources

Coastal Resources Management Track

Biophysical/Ecological perspective:

ENRM 240

Aquatic Ecosystems

(3 units)


Physical, chemical, biological characteristics, and dynamics of different aquatic ecosystems

Economic perspective:

ENRM 241

Economic Valuation and Assessment of Aquatic Resources

(3 units)


Application of economic principles in optimally utilizing, valuation of and managing marine resources

Social and cultural perspectives:

ENRM 244    

Coastal Anthropology

(3 units)

Legal and institutional perspectives:

ENRM 246

Governance of Coastal Environment

(3 units)


Survey and analysis of policies, legislation, institutions and processes relating to the use of coastal resources

ELECTIVE COURSES

(6 units for DENRM, 9 units for MENRM)
(Choice of 2 courses for DENRM and 3 courses for MENRM)

 

Upland Resources Management Track

 

ENRM 232 

Management of Terrestrial Protected Areas

(3 units)


Management and administration of protected areas

ENRM 233

Rehabilitation of Marginal and Degraded Areas    

(3 units)


Principles and application of different rehabilitation techniques for marginal and degraded upland areas

ENRM 235

Upland Ecosystem Management

(3 units)


Tools, techniques and strategies in integrated and participatory upland ecosystem management

Coastal Resources Management Track

ENRM 242

Coastal Zone Management

(3 units)


Study of the coastal zone components, their uses and management

ENRM 243

Introduction to e-Ichthyology

(3 units)


Biology of fishes with emphasis on their evolution and classification, morphology and biodiversity, reproduction, physiology and role in exploited systems

ENRM 245

Aquatic Resources Management 

(3 units)

ENRM 247

Management of Marine Protected Areas 

(3 units)

ENRM 248       

Advanced Aquatic Resources Management

(3 units)


Fish population dynamics and stock assessment

Coastal Resources Management Track

ENRM 242        

Coastal Zone Management

(3 units)


Study of the coastal zone components, their uses and management

ENRM 243 

Introduction to Ichthyology

(3 units)


Biology of fishes with emphasis on their evolution and classification, morphology and biodiversity, reproduction, physiology and role in exploited systems

ENRM 245        

Aquatic Resources Management 

(3 units)

ENRM 247        

Management of Marine Protected Areas 

(3 units)

ENRM 248       

Advanced Aquatic Resources Management

(3 units)


Fish population dynamics and stock assessment

Either Track

ENRM 255 

Biodiversity Conservation

(3 units)


Conservation and management of biological diversity with emphasis on tropical areas

ENRM 252 

Environmental Advocacy  

(3 units)


Models, approaches, and strategies in the promotion of environmentalism

ENRM 256        

Decision Support for Environmental                

(3 units)


Management    
Decision-aiding methods for the analysis of environmental management problems

ENRM 257        

Sustainable Tourism Development 

(3 units)


Principles, theories, research methods and case studies in sustainable tourism development of environment and natural resources

RESEARCH COURSES (6 units)

(for MENRM students only)

 

ENRM 281

Statistics Applied to Environmental Management   

(3 units)


Statistical methods and their application to environmental research and management

ENRM 282    

Environmental Research Methods

(3 units)

SPECIAL PROBLEM COURSE                                    

(for MENRM students only)

(3 units)

 

ENRM 290

Special Problem

(3 units)

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 July 2011 03:40 )  

Announcements

Follow UPOU

FacebookTwitter